Indiana vs. Maryland Basketball Betting Picks & Odds
Posted by: Mike Davis
Sportsbook players looking to prep for this year’s March Madness betting action should check out tonight’s Indiana vs. Maryland basketball matchup. The Hoosiers come into this matchup with their heads held high, proudly sporting that No. 22 nationwide ranking. The Terrapins on the other hand, are eager for the opportunity to knock off a Top 25 opponent. So what kind of turnout can we expect out of this Big Ten matchup? Let’s check on tonight’s betting lines to get a better clue.
Indiana vs. Maryland Basketball – Friday, January 11th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Hoosiers step into this Big Ten matchup sporting a 12-3 record. With a 3-1 record in conference play so far this season, Indiana is currently ranked 4th overall in the Big Ten. On top of that, Indiana enters this evening’s matchup riding a 3 game winning streak, fully intent on picking up another conference victory. Seeing as how Indiana is 4-5 in their last 9 meetings versus the Terrapins, one would expect this evening’s matchup to be a bit of a tossup. However, tonight’s college basketball betting odds feel differently. But even though the odds are predicting a lopsided turnout, these two teams match up rather well. Right now Indiana is scoring 77.5 per game which is the exact same figure that Maryland is averaging. Defensively things are pretty even as well with Indiana giving up 64.7 per game and Maryland allotting 65.6. At the end of the day, this matchup looks like one worth tuning in for.
Players to Watch: Romeo Langford (18.2 ppg, 2.6 apg, 0.7 spg), Juwan Morgan (16.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Justin Smith (8.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 0.7 apg).
The Terrapins enter tonight’s action with a 13-3 record. But since Maryland is 4-1 in conference play this season, they actually rank 3rd in the conference. With that in mind, it’s clear that Maryland cannot afford a loss to Indiana at home this evening. However, given how tight these two teams are the Terrapins certainly don’t need a miracle to get the upset. In fact, all they need to do is play conservatively and make some crucial plays in the final stretch of the game. Seeing as how they enter tonight’s action riding a 6 game winning streak, the Terrapins should be able to at least do that.
Players to Watch: Anthony Cowan Jr. (17.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.4 apg), Bruno Fernando (14.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Jalen Smith (13.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Indiana vs. Maryland Basketball Betting Predictions
Indiana vs. Maryland Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Indiana vs. Maryland Basketball matchup? The odds seem pretty certain about this one but the numbers suggest a tossup. In this case it’s best to take the underdog straight up or stick to the TOTALs. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 79-73 Maryland.